It’s not uncommon to see a college graduate who has a degree in English or some other liberal arts field that doesn’t have the job they want. It’s also not uncommon to see that same person take on an additional major, like business administration or psychology. It shouldn’t come as a surprise when you’re looking at college programs and realize how many schools require writing samples as part of their application process. When it comes to essays, personal statements, and other written samples, many students need help developing their skills—and fast! Luckily for those students (and anyone else interested), there are colleges out there that don’t require any written applications at all:
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Texas Colleges That Don T Require Essays
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Located in Austin, Texas, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas. Its enrollment for fall 2016 was 50,214 students (including 28,867 undergraduate students and 21,447 graduate students), making UT Austin one of four state schools to be ranked among the top 10 highest-ranked universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (along with Rice University at number 7; Purdue University at number 8; and California Institute of Technology at number 9).
UT Austin has over 26 Nobel laureates associated with it throughout its history. UT Austin has been recognized as an outstanding campus for veterans since 2009 with its Military Friendly Schools recognition program by G.I Jobs magazine and Victory Media/USA Today after receiving a gold medal each year since then. In 2015 UT Austin won another gold medal from Military Advanced Education & Transition Awards (MAE&TA) given annually by Military Times EDGE magazine.
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is a research institution with a student body of over 30,000 students. It has a strong focus on research and entrepreneurship, as well as being located in the business hub of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. UTD offers an undergraduate degree program where students can earn their Bachelor’s degree in only three years by taking summer classes and participating in the Accelerated Plan for Excellence (APEX).
As an international student at UTD, you will have access to study abroad opportunities in Spain or China, but if you want to explore other areas of study while earning your Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science, then this is one college that could be right for you!
Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a private university located in Dallas, Texas. It was founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church and continues to be affiliated with it today. SMU has one of the best reputations among all colleges in the United States and is considered a top-tier research institution, according to U.S News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings for 2019.
SMU offers undergraduate programs through its Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, John Goodwin Tower School of Business Administration, Clements Department of History & Geography; and Cox School of Business Administration at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Campus (DFW Airport). The university also offers graduate studies through its Dedman Graduate School and Jesse H Jones Graduate School Of Management at Houston Center campus (Houston Center) as well as programs based at Austin Regional Campus (Austin RCC), which provides more flexibility for working adults who want to continue their education but cannot commute daily from home due to work obligations.
Angelo State University
- Angelo State University is a public university in San Angelo, Texas. It was founded in 1899 as San Angelo College.
- The university has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,818, its setting is city, and the campus size is 238 acres.
St. Mary’s University
St. Mary’s University is a private Catholic university in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1852 and has been educating students for over 160 years. St. Mary’s University is part of the Texas A&M University System and is a popular choice among first-time freshmen at UT Austin, who live nearby and want to stay close to home for college but still want to attend an excellent school.
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Texas A&M University, Commerce (TAMUC) is a public, coeducational, space-grant and sea-grant, research university. It was established in 1876 as East Texas Normal College and Business Institute; it was renamed to East Texas State Teachers College in 1925; finally it became Texas A&M University–Commerce in 1965.
The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in over 80 majors across the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration & Economics, Education & Human Development and Engineering Technology & Manufacturing. There are more than 6500 students at this public institution of higher learning located near Dallas.
Tarleton State University
If you’re applying to Tarleton State University, you can choose between submitting a personal statement or a resume as part of your application.
Texas Lutheran University
Texas Lutheran University (TLU) is a private, liberal arts university located in Seguin, Texas. TLU was founded in 1923 and has grown over the years to become one of the top ten Best Colleges in Texas according to Princeton Review’s 2019 college rankings.
The school offers more than 40 majors and minors through four academic divisions: Arts & Sciences; Business; Education; and Music/Theatre Arts. TLU also offers several pre-professional programs for students interested in law or medicine such as pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy and more. The university provides opportunities for students with disabilities through its Disability Resources Office which offers services like note takers and transcriptionists as well as various accommodations ranging from sign language interpreters to assistive technologies like audio description devices that describe images on a screen (for example YouTube videos).
Concordia University, Texas
- Concordia University, Texas is a private, Lutheran university in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1926 as Concordia Junior College and then became a four-year institution in 1978.
- Concordia offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors through its five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Business Administration; the School of Education; the School of Nursing; and The Honors College.
- Concordia has a low student-to-faculty ratio that allows for individualized attention from professors during your college experience at this school.
- The athletic teams at Concordia compete in NCAA Division III athletics (football).
Houston Baptist University
Houston Baptist University (HBU) is a private, Christian university in Houston, Texas.
According to the HBU admissions website, “As an institution grounded in biblical principles, we are committed to academic excellence consistent with our mission.”
It’s low-residency MBA program offers students a unique opportunity to earn their master’s degree while living full-time at home and working part-time or full-time during the day. Students attend classes on campus once per week for three weeks at a time. The school also offers an MDiv program that allows students to study at their own pace through self-paced virtual courses and some required face-to-face classes held at HBU’s main campus in Houston every other weekend throughout the year.
Students don’t always have time to write application essays.
You may be busy, but the college admissions process doesn’t have to be. It’s not just that students are busy; they’re also quite exhausted from interacting with the multitude of demands on their time. From schoolwork and extracurricular activities to family obligations and friendships, life as a teenager can be overwhelming—and then add in work responsibilities, maybe even some volunteer work…the list goes on and on!
But there are colleges out there that won’t require you to write an essay in order to apply. So if you want to save yourself some time by applying for one of those schools? Go right ahead!
We hope this article was helpful to you. In the end, it’s important to know that there are many ways to apply for college, and the application essay is not always one of them. If your dream school doesn’t require an essay, don’t worry! You can still make a great impression by highlighting other aspects of your personality and background.